At the worst end of the spectrum it could be a debilitating electronic magnetic pulse (EMP) attack which would cripple all things electronic. Most Americans today are lost without our conveniences; we can’t even open a can of soup without an electronic opener.
While hopefully whatever you face is not insurmountable, the odds are you will be impacted by some type of disaster in your life. And if you make the proper preparations and gather sufficient supplies you can greatly increase your chances of making the most of it instead of living on the edge.
This weekend’s North Florida Writer Talks is live at 10 a.m. Saturday (ET) on Conservative Report Radio and will be devoted to a discussion of just what we could be facing and how best to prepare. Joining me for his second appearance is Mark Collier, a man who has studied what is required to survive effectively if and when our accustomed lifestyle is seriously interrupted. Mark has some great ideas which all should consider, including what types of food store the best, supplies that are a must, money requirements, safety and protection for the home and family and adjusting to meeting needs not wants.
Remember, in a survival situation you must focus on the absolute necessities and not worry about the small stuff. For example, if an expensive solar energy or wind system is not in your budget, sleeping on your deck with an air mattress and mosquito netting might be a livable substitute in hot weather. And, of course, basic hygiene becomes a significant factor when running water is not available so some type of storage system might will be needed.
We will talk about these and more in what is meant to be an informative session to be ready for what could befall us. Here in Florida, the ever present summertime threat of hurricanes makes planning a must. Having lived through two in the last decade without running water of electricity for up to ten days each time, this writer quickly ascertained that a game plan for survival was a must.
Remember, when you are in the middle of a disaster, for at least the first few days and possibly significantly longer you are on your own, so make some arrangements so your family will be reasonably comfortable. It’s one of the main responsibilities you have.
We’ll look forward to visiting with you Saturday morning via the following link. But if you can’t make it, the link is also available to listen on demand.
Be prepared. It will make all the difference in the quality of your life when things go awry.